Huot is a 40-year-old father from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. He has one daughter and they live together in a rural area near the Vietnamese border. He earns a small living by collecting cans and bottles and selling them to the recycling center. In his free time, he likes to listen to the radio and watch the news.
About two years ago, Huot developed a cataract in his right eye. The cataract has caused some tearing and prevents him from seeing out of his right eye. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces. Due to his poor eyesight, he is unable to go places without assistance as he is at risk of falling.
When Huot learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), in Cambodia, he traveled for over three hours to seek treatment. Fortunately, doctors at CSC were able to quickly diagnose Huot’s cataracts and on April 26th, surgeons will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in Huot’s right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to help fund this procedure.
Huot shared, “I hope that I can see after surgery and do more work.”